Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Business of Seanad
I have notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to make a special dispensation for small farmers in respect of the non-domestic water service charge.
I have also received notice from Senator John Paul Phelan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to address the issue of the announced closure of Bethany House welfare house in Carlow.
I have also received notice from Senator Frances Fitzgerald of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Transport to outline the way he intends to address the urgent need for an improved bus service in fast growing areas of west Dublin such as Lucan, especially in light of the proposed cutbacks in bus services.
I regard the matters raised by Senators Ó Domhnaill and Phelan as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. I regret that I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Fitzgerald as the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.